A tale of two cities: Community perspectives and narratives on inequality, struggle, hope and change

The Young Foundation, November 2017

This report presents community perspectives on what inequality is, and how it is experienced, struggled with and resisted. This research is based on three communities in a Northern city it aims to describe the lived experience of inequality to identify the boundaries of different types of power and decision making; how power feels to those who do not control budgets, spending and decide on services. Understanding the complexity of communities’ experience helps those who do control levers of power, finance and influence to develop better strategies to tackle inequality. Applying this understanding begins to identify opportunities for mutual and collaborative approaches which actively challenge inequalities instead of reproducing them.

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Dying from inequality: socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour

The Samaritans, March 2017

This report links higher risk of suicide with inequality and calls for greater awareness of the risks of suicide and for direct support to those with unstable employment, insecure housing, low income or in areas of socioeconomic deprivation.

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Gap in life expectancy between rich and poor shrinks, new report finds

The King’s Fund, August 2015

The gap in life expectancy between the richest 10 per cent and the poorest 10 per cent shrank by 2.5 years between 1999 and 2010, a new report by the King’s Fund has found. The report, which builds on Professor Sir Michael Marmot’s ground-breaking research into health inequalities, is the first time that the relationship between life expectancy and income has been analysed over time at this level of detail.

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